my armistice

i can give 2 minutes
at 11 o’clock–
the first minute silent
to remember 20 million dead

the second minute quiet
to respect the pain of the living
that mourned them

my sacrifice small
in comparison

one wreath
for so many graves

but i will add it

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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27 Responses to my armistice

  1. Bruce Ruston says:

    Very respectful and well written Susan

  2. Quiet to remember
    then courage
    afterwards to leash the beast,
    forever

  3. Mama Zen says:

    Beautifully done!

  4. boomiebol says:

    This is so well done

  5. ruleofstupid says:

    Hi Susan, A poignant reminder.
    Odd place to make this request, but I wondered what you thought of THIS IDEA.
    I think it would be good, but I’m not sure how to promote the idea without pushy posts like this one!

    • First, thank for liking my post, you rock. Second, I think this is a great idea, and I would volunteer for about an hour out of my day for this–a good idea deserves that. Haven’t got a clue how to promote this without reblogging, so definitely let me know if you find anything else out that might be a better idea.

      • ruleofstupid says:

        A reblog – or just a mention+link would be great. I’ve visited ‘persons most likely’ too – but it’s up to you. My stupid idea so I shall do the leg-work 🙂
        Thanks for the support

  6. unfetteredbs says:

    Susan this is wonderful.. somber and sincere

  7. Green Speck says:

    A salute to bravery !

  8. Simple words and yet so poignantly conveyed.

  9. BroadBlogs says:

    Thank you. I shared on fb for Veterans’s Day

  10. janehewey says:

    one wreath. incredibly powerful, Susan.

  11. Jane Johann says:

    You remembered…thank you

  12. nelle says:

    The remembrance matters most, however small.

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